Heritage roasting Chickens are what Julia Child raved about as having the best flavor and worth the wait and extra expense.
These old-fashioned birds are over 6 months of age at harvest which means more flavor, more texture to the meat, and more expense for us to raise these birds (consider grocery chickens are harvested around 30 days of age and very feed efficient )
Heritage breed Partridge Chantecler Chickens are the idyllic "Slow-Growing" old-fashioned chickens like Julia Child cooked with and were found before the industrialization of poultry in the 1950's.
Heritage chicken has more flavor and texture to the meat because the birds are a minimum of 14-16 weeks of age at harvest (vs 35 days for industrial birds) and they run around and do chicken-y things while modern industrial chickens are more likely to sit by the feeder and wait for it to be filled.
Roast like a turkey, cook in a crockpot, smoke or slow cook on a grill.
- Pasture-Raised (raised on grass) free-range from hatch to harvest on Old Time Farm and supplemented with local non-GMO grains.
- Frozen - no giblets - neck on